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This Week in Great Lent - Week 1

This Week in Great Lent - Week 1

"Be still an experience the presence of God." Lent allows us to do it.

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls." - Mother Teresa

“The frenetic activity of modern life with all its pressures makes it indispensable that Christians seek prayerful silence and contemplation as both conditions for and expressions of a vibrant faith. When God is no longer at the center of human life, then life itself becomes empty and meaningless…Jesus himself often “went off to a lonely place and prayed there…” Jesus’ prayer is our example, especially when we are caught up in the tensions and responsibilities of daily life.”

Lenten Reflection: Video - It took 40 days! -video
Highly Recommended.

Lenten Retreat Video - Day 1 - video
Experience the power of the lent spending 15-20 minutes a day on meditation and Gospel reading.

Daily Meditations and Bible Reading:

February 23 - Pethurtha - First Sunday of the Great Lent

February 24 - Day 1 - First Monday of the Great Lent

February 25 - Day 2 - First Tuesday of the Great Lent

February 26 - Day 3 - First Wednesday of the Great Lent

February 27 - Day 4 - First Thursday of the Great Lent

February 28 - Day 5 - First Friday of the Great Lent

February 29 - Day 6 - First Saturday of the Great Lent

Daily Meditation and Bible Reading Archives

Malankara World Journal Issues:

Volume 9 No 511 March 2019
March Issue, Themes: Great Lent Weeks 1 to 5, Parables

Volume 8 No 462 Feb 9, 2018
Themes: Great Lent Week 1, Fasting

Volume 7 No 399 February 24 2017
Theme: Great Lent Week 1

Volume 6 No 330 February 5 2016
Theme: Great Lent Week 1

Volume 4 No 264: February 13, 2015
Theme: Great Lent - Week 1

Volume 4 No 199: February 27, 2014
Theme: Great Lent - Week 1

Volume 3 No 124: Feb 7 2013
Focus: Great Lent - Week 1

Volume 2 No 56: February 18 2012
Special Edition: Great Lent Week 1

Volume 2 No 55: February 16 2012
Great Lent Week 1


Sermons, Bible Commentaries and Bible Analyses for 1st Sunday in Great Lent (Wedding at Cana)

Reflections on Great Lent and Kothne Sunday by Rev. Fr. Jose Daniel Paitel
Great Lent officially begins on the evening of Pethrutha Sunday. The rules for fasting and prayer has to be followed from Sunday night onwards. Fr. Jose Daniel talks about how to conduct the fasting, and also reflects on the Wedding at Cana. (In Malayalam) ...

Water Turned into Good Wine at Cana: Spiritual Implications
Jesus converted the water in the cleansing Jars to good wine, proclaiming the reason for his incarnation, suffering, crucifixion and resurrection; which is the cleansing of all humanity from their sins. The old wine bottles are thrown away when you are a Christian.

The Wedding At Cana
The first miracle was something like creation itself; it was done by the power of "the Word." The world generally gives its best pleasures first; afterward come the dregs and the bitterness. But Christ reversed the order and gave us the feast after fast, the Resurrection after the Crucifixion, the joy of Easter Sunday after the sorrow of Good Friday.

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